Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Fort GreeneVille Chapter DAR Attended the Peace Pipe Replica Dedication at the Darke County Park District

The Darke County Park District invited Fort GreeneVille Chapter DAR members to the open house and ceremony at Shawnee Prairie Preserve on July 22 to celebrate the acquisition of a replica peace pipe for permanent display in the center’s Tecumseh Room.

The pipe is a replica of one presented by Major Gen. (and future President) William Henry Harrison to the Shawnee tribe at the signing of the Second Treaty of Greenville, July 22, 1814.

Those in attendance participated in the peace pipe ceremony. Pictured is chapter member Helen Wright participating in the peace pipe ceremony. Also DAR chapter member Karen Burkett portrayed the wife of Michigan Territorial Governor Lewis Cass.

Chapter members attending the peace pipe dedication were Helen Wright, Karen Burkett, Linda Riley, Shirley Hughes and Debbie Nisonger.

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